Wednesday, September 29, 2010

My Wednesday

I received my contributor's copy of Left Behind: A Journal of Shock Literature today. It is the magazine's fourth issue. It looks like it will be fun to read.

As usual, I taught the Wednesday level four choreography/ensemble class at the Kanopy School for Contemporary Dance and Choreography. I always look forward to teaching this class. The dancers in the class are as young as ten years old, but they produce a lot of dynamic work and give each other helpful feedback during discussions.

I waited in line for the Obama rally yesterday, but the viewing area reached full capacity before I could get in. I ended up hanging out with Jake Penner and we worked on some things for Back Porch Reading...

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Approaching October

I found out on Friday that the editors of Blood Lotus are nominating my poem "Free Samples" for Best of the Net.

The poem was published in issue 16. You can check out Blood Lotus here.

The poetry editors of Blood Lotus are Stacia M. Fleegal and Teneice Durrant Delgado.

Ashly Cochran read "Free Samples" in Blood Lotus this summer and shortly after, shared my poem on her blog, so you can also read the poem here.

Back Porch Reading is coming up on October 16th. You can currently find out more information about Back Porch Reading here and here and here.

Here are some links to pieces by some of the readers:
My Odysseus by Zozie Beatrice
Aesop, Please by Christine Holm
Timber! by Meg Johnson
Girls by Amanda Viviani

I'll be performing (dancing) in Milwaukee in December and will be starting rehearsals soon.

My brother Alec has been sending me a lot of great music lately. There is a cover of a Dar Williams song that he recently sent me that I love. Listen to it here.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Back Porch Reading

Back Porch Reading: A Poetry and Fiction Reading and Party
Zozie Beatrice, Charlie Campbell, Christine Holm, Meg Johnson, Jake Penner, Amanda Viviani